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Hearing and Sign on Letter on Housing Sanitary Code Revisions

The Department of Public Health is considering proposed amendments to State Sanitary Code regulating Housing. Updating the State Sanitary Code is critical to improving the living conditions, particularly for our State‚Äôs low-income communities living in rental housing who are disproportionately burdened with poor asthma outcomes, lead poisoning, and poor housing conditions.  

Add your name and organization to this letter in support of changes.

DPH Hearing on Sanitary Code Revisions related to Housing:
Wednesday, October 4, 1:00 p.m.
DPH Western Regional Health Office
23 Service Center Road
Northampton, MA

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Oct 19: PVAC Meeting
Join us for updates on the latest PVAC projects including the latest on the Springfield Climate Action & Resilience Plan and the Springfield Healthy Homes Asthma Project.

Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition Meeting
Thursday, October 19, 2017
4:00- 5:00 pm
American Lung Association of the Northeast
393 Maple St, Springfield
Events and Resources for Asthma
USAsthma Summit 2017
The Allergy & Asthma Network and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) will hold the 2017 USAsthma Summit on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. Discussion will be held on current trends in asthma care, asthma disparities, in-home interventions, effective advocacy efforts, reimbursement and sustainability, collaboration opportunities and strategies to advance the implementation of Guidelines-based asthma care throughout the United States. Registration is free.
  
Is your child ready to self-carry their medication?
Access to quick-relief medication is critical when living with asthma. Use our Student Readiness Assessment Tool to see if your student is ready to keep their asthma medication with them throughout the school day. If not, the tool will help you create a plan to build the knowledge and skills to prepare your child for that responsibility one day.
 
Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition | 413.794.7600 | pioneervalleyasthmacoalition@gmail.com